Calistoga Ranch

Secluded among 157 acres of ancient trees and burbling streams, Calistoga Ranch is a luxury Northern California retreat in Napa Valley. The 48 "rooms" are actually cedar-and-glass cabins designed to blur the line between indoor and outdoor spaces, creating a "bungalow-in-the woods" experience. Living and bedroom spaces surround private cabanas (outdoor living rooms) complete with outdoor fireplaces, expansive views of the woods, "bath gardens", outdoor showers, lighting and comfortable furnishings. The architecture is a mix of indigenous natural materials with steel and glass elements, emphasizing the indoor/outdoor lifestyle and casual elegance that typify the Napa Valley.
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Rolling Huts

The Rolling Huts were designed by OSKA Architects (Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects) in 2008. It is located in Mazama, Washington, USA. The Rolling Huts are a version of glamping, while remaining low-tech and low-impact in their design. The huts sit lightly on the site, a flood plain meadow in an alpine river valley. The construction of each hut is simple - with an offset, steel clad box on a steel and wood platform.

Living occurs both in the 200 sq ft inside the box, but also on the 240 sq ft of covered deck space surrounding it. Interior finishes - cork and plywood - are simple, inexpensive, and left unfinished as much as possible. The exteriors are durable, no-maintenance materials - steel, plywood and car-decking. The wheels lift the structures above the meadow, providing an unobstructed view into nature and the prospect of the surrounding mountains.
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Zumthor's Unterhus

Unterhus is one of two vacation cabins built by world renowned (and Pritzker Prize winner) Swiss architect Peter Zumthor in Leis, Switzerland. A few years ago, Zumthor started renting out Unterhus - architectural enthusiasts, you're in luck! The adjacent second house, the Oberhus, is Zumthor's own retreat where he lives with his wife, Annalisa.

The light, airy, narrow wooden structures are a modern take on the surrounding traditional architecture. Zumthor's cabins are sited on a snowy incline. There's great skiing and hiking directly from the doorsteps. Large windows open up to panoramic views and extend almost the width of the house. The walls are constructed of tongue-and-groove pine boards. The design is minimalist but rich with detail, with great attention paid to the woodwork.
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Seascape Cabin

Seascape Retreat is located within a small cove on the northern shore of two Miocene Shield volcanoes in the Seascape Banks Peninsula on the east cost of the South Island of New Zealand. Designed by Pattersons Associates, the 3-room small oceanfront cabin is built using locally quarried stone, with cast-in-place concrete and roof, and has a thick roof covered in the surrounding vegetation allowing it to blend seamlessly into its environment. The double glazed low 3-glass is framed with storm and shatter proof steel mullions featuring earthquake resistant sliding heads. Its remote location means it is designed to be completely sustainable in both water collection and waste-water treatment.

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Atlanta Treehouse

Located in Atlanta, the Secluded Intown Treehouse comprises three rustic cabins connected by suspended rope bridges and decorated with twinkling fairy lights. Made from reclaimed materials, the relaxing retreat accommodates two.
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Encuentro Guadalupe

This hotel by Mexican architects Gracia Studio comprises 20 separate cabins dotted across the landscape in one of Mexico's wine-making regions. Located in the Valle de Guadalupe, the single-storey huts are lifted off the ground on steel frames so that they impact as little as possible the earth below. Corten steel panels overlap one another to clad the exterior walls and the pitched roofs are covered with corrugated panels of the weathered metal. Each room contains one ensuite bedroom and opens onto a small wooden deck.
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